peppermint, the worldwide distribution company that has recently undergone a management buy out from Germany's Helkon Media AG, has signed a deal with Spanish production and distribution company BRB to distribute over 230 hours of programming to all Asian territories. peppermint, who will also handle Australia and New Zealand for BRB, will have exclusive distribution rights for 20 different series, each consisting of 26 x 26-minute episodes, plus 14 related features each with a running time of 75 minutes. Titles include classical stories such as FANTAGHIRÓ, SANDOKAN and YOLANDA THE BLACK CORSAIR, as well as more modern tales like FOOTBALL STORIES, THE MOZART BAND, DOGTANIAN AND THE THREE MUSKEHOUNDS and DAVID THE GNOME. Angelika Merkl, head of acquisitions, peppermint, who brokered the deal with Justin Hatfield, director of international sales and co-productions at BRB commented, "We are delighted to be distributing BRBs animation catalogue in Asia. The animation style is classical 2D and the format of 26 x 26-minutes for a target age group of 8-12 year olds is precisely what the Asian market is currently looking for. We have established a very good relationship with BRB and feel there is a strong mutual benefit in bringing together their program content and our market expertise in Asia."